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Today's top stories

If you missed any of our Daybreak bulletins this morning, Amanda Piper brings you a round up of the stories making the news this Wednesday. And as the Met Office warns of heavy rain sweeping across the south, Helen Plint has today's forecast.

Today's Headlines:- Against His Mother's Wishes - A high court judge has ordered a 7 year old boy must undergo brain surgery despite his mother's opposition. The operation is to remove a tumour.

Norovirus Spreads - Another ward is closed at a hospital in Kent as the winter vomiting bug continues to take its hold across the region. Four wards are now off limits to new patients at Maidstone Hospital. Visitors are asked to stay away.

Mystery Unravelled - Scientists say they will reveal the answer to how the Piltdown man hoax was carried out. The bones were found in 1912 and were celebrated as the missing link between apes and humans. They were later to be proved to be fake.


Today's news with Amanda

If you missed any of our Daybreak bulletins this morning, here's your chance to catch up with Amanda Piper. Luke Castiglione has Monday's weather forecast.

Today's top stories:- Police Raid - A man is arrested as police raid an address on the Isle of Wight. It was reported a man may have been armed with a weapon and was making threats of violence.

A Priceless Treasure - Queen guitarist Brian May is one of many paying tribute to Sir Patrick Moore. The astronomer died at his home in Selsey yesterday at the age of 89.

Pipped to the Top Spot - Swindon's Singing sensation Jahmene Douglas failed to take the X Factor crown. He got to the final of the ITV programme but was beaten by James Arthur.

A first look at the news

Amanda Piper has a first look at the stories making the news this Friday with Luke Castiglione and the weather forecast. Friday's Headlines:- Renewed Appeal - Police are asking anyone who may have seen a man lying on a Berkshire slip road to come forward. March Williams died later in hospital.

Factory Closure - 15 staff will lose their jobs at a factory which employs disabled people, if it's closed as planned. The Government wants to re-direct the funding for the plant to other work programmes.

Celebrations Continue - The country's longest Diamond Jubilee street party will continue its celebrations with the launch of a DVD recording the event. More than 4,000 people took part - it stretched from Oxfordshire to West Berkshire.


Today's top stories

A round up of the news in the Meridian region this Wednesday with Amanda Piper. Also, as many in the region wake to a dusting of snow, Simon Parkin has today's weather forecast.

Today's Headlines:- Inquest Resumes - More details are expected today regarding the deaths of a father and his two children. Police believe Michael Pedersen stabbed his son and daughter before killing himself.

Air Solution - The Transport Minister is visiting Manston Airport today to discuss air capacity solutions in the south east and increased passenger numbers.

Schoolgirl Star - 10 year old Isabelle Allen from Eastbourne is about to share the red carpet with the likes of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hatheway. The schoolgirl was picked to play the central character in the new movie version of 'Les Miserables'.

The news this Tuesday

A first look at what's happening in the Meridian region, Amanda Piper brings you all the stories making the news. Simon Parkin has today's weather forecast.

Tuesday's Headlines:- Murder Court - A man, charged with murdering his wife, is due before magistrates. Janee Parsons was found with stab wounds and died later in hospital.

Drug Farms - Up to 900 cannabis plants have been found at farms across Kent. It's estimated they would have a street value of around £360,000.

Congratulations! Villagers who live near Kate Middleton's childhood home are celebrating news of her pregnancy. The Duchess of Cambridge was with her parents in Bucklebury when she fell ill with severe morning sickness.

The news with Amanda

If you missed our Daybreak bulletins this morning here's what's happening in the region today with Amanda Piper. Helen Plint has the weather forecast. The Headlines Today:- Murder Arrest - Police are questioning a man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found with stab wounds.

A Father's Warning - A man whose daughter was killed in a collision is backing Hampshire police's 'drink drive' campaign. He's showing the wreck of her car to encourage motorists not to take risks. The 23 year old was four times over the limit when she collided with a van.

Lottery Hopes - A Grade 2 listed building is waiting to hear if it's won lottery funding. The money would help Eastgate House, which featured in some Charles Dickens' novels, be restored.

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